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The sin of searches

Today I went on Google and I mistakenly entered a search on the word “sin.” instead of “sine.” Then it hit me, what have you done? You just made the short list on the CIA’s hunt for terrorists. The rest of the day I stayed off-line, looking out the window every now and again, watching for the guys in the dark sunglasses and dark suits driving unmarked, blacked-out Chevrolet Suburbans.

After worrying hard and long and not seeing any activity of a spy-thriller nature, I realized it wasn’t the CIA that filed the lawsuit against Google seeking search records, it was the Justice Department. I felt a sense of relief … but, hey, don’t they also drive blacked-out SUVs and dress like the Blues Brothers? I’m staying off Google from now on. Do you think it’s safe to use AOL or Yahoo? My wife just told me that these two have agreed to supply search records to the feds. So if I’m looking for privacy on the Internet, I can’t use them. Does The Union have a secure search engine I could use?

Ladson Geddings



Grass Valley


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